Tuesday, July 16, 2013 7:08:37 PM
Well you probably live in quite a developed area and alot of the wires there are buried.
All of them around here, as far as I know. One advantage of a small, densely populated country. There are overhead power lines in England, but not that much length of them and multiple redundancy is built into the grid. If a line goes down, others will take the load with minimal loss of efficiency.
What we get here is an excellent distribution system hampered by politics. For years now, the national grid has been telling governments that shortages are going to happen because power stations are going to be decommissioned in the near future and replacements aren't being built and renewables are being over-used and stressing the system beyond sensible limits. Governments have mostly been ignoring them.
Monday, July 15, 2013 11:14:49 PM
"National grid in MA decided to stop cutting tree branches away from power line to be "green."
Wanna know the real reason they don't trim the trees around the power lines as preventative maintenance? The answer`s quite simple, when a storm comes through and takes down trees & tree limbs that subsequently take power lines down, the lineman get paid $$-Double Time-$$ for "storm work."